Saturday marks the day of a loss of a pet, family member, but most importantly, friend. My best friends just lost their 8 year old lab cross, Tara. She was outside, waiting for her people to get home, and somehow got hit by a car. She never goes on the road, so I don't know how it happened. (They always leave her out(for short times only), and she just lays in the garage waiting for her) My best friend is devistated, and quite frankly, I am too. I remember the day they brought her home, the little fluff ball of black fur. I remember her first visit with Sasha, my old girl, who is just a little older than her. All my memories with that family have her and their past dog in them. I remember how upset my friend was when she lost her old GSD, so I know she's just upset at losing Tara. I just don't think it's fair. My best friend didn't go to the University she wanted to, because she couldn't stand to be that far away from Tara. She came home every chance she got because she couldn't have Tara living with her in her apartment. Tara was her friend, her sister, her baby. Why'd she have to leave now? I'm typing this in tears. Tara was part of our family. The three sisters who owned her, and my sister and I. We were all a family. Tara loved them, and you could tell it with everything she did. She lived the life of a princess, and in her last months, the rules didn't matter for her, she was allowed anywhere in the house, which she hadn't been for most of her life. She was spoiled, fat, but the most important, she was loved by anyone who saw her. It wasn't possible for someone not to love her. Her tail wags, her licks, her stinky breath, it'll all be missed so much. By her people, her friends, her family, and by anyone who ever had the privilege to meet her. To meet such an amazingly lovable, and loving dog was something everyone should have in life. You're missed already, darlin'. Wait for your people at the bridge. They'll be so happy to see you again. She was so happy, just to be with people. They didn't have to pat her, or talk to her, just her being there was enough for her to be the happiest dog in the world. No one could look at her with that big grin on her face, and not giggle, her joy spread to anyone willing to look at her and see how happy she was. It'll be a sad Christmas, and New Years without you there to celebrate with us, baby girl. I miss you already, and you wern't even my dog... Keep my friends/family in your thoughts for the next little while. I know Birthdays, and Holidays will be hard for them for a while. The loss of this beautiful dog will affect anyone who was lucky enough to meet her. Rest In Peace. May your days at the bridge be filled with treats, love, and painfree runs in the medows... We all miss you, don't forget about your people. They're waiting for that happy renuion they've been promised.